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Breastfeeding doesn't suck!

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By mommy chelsea · August 4, 2010

La Leche Contour Underwire Bra

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By mommy chelsea · August 4, 2010


Wrong Size

By Chels from Los Angles, CA on 8/4/2010

 

1out of 5

Cup Fit: Feels too small

Band Size: Feels too small

Cons: Uncomfortable Underwire

Describe Yourself: Practical

Firstly I should have gone to a Nursing store to be sized by a professional. Turns out I was three sizes to big for this bra. Bottom line, I would suggest being measured by a professional first and then shop online.

(legalese)

What can you not live without?

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By mommy chelsea · August 4, 2010

This mostly goes out to mothers (either new or highly experienced), and this will help moms-to-be. What item could you not surive motherhood without?...besides diapers, and formula/breastmilk

How To Make A Baby

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By mommy chelsea · August 3, 2010

A cute how-to video made by the guys from vlogbrothers. Check out more of their videos here, you'll be entertained by one video (almost) everyday. Happy Wednesday!

Nap Time

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By mommy chelsea · June 28, 2010


The best part about being a mother? Nap Time! Especially during that first year, and if you can afford to be a stay at home mom. Either if you're breastfeeding or using formula, taking care of your little one is a lot of hard work. I've found that days where i choose not to nap while my son naps, I have a hard time falling asleep at night and I am not as patient with my son's little tantrums. With those little cap naps, I feel more awake during the times in between. Sure, the laundry won't do it's self and someone has to keep the house clean, but schedule this for when you've got someone else over who can watch your little one. Or if you wake up before your child does.

Trust me, it took 5 long months for me to realize how much I need those extra 10 to 30 minute naps to feel better. Plus, napping will help get rid of those nasty dark under eye circles. BONUS!

Cloth or Disposable Diapers?

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By mommy chelsea · June 23, 2010

There's no really right or wrong answer, but at least for today's mom she has a pretty nice wide choice. What's your choice?

Eco & Baby Friendly Cleaners

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By mommy chelsea · June 23, 2010

For the longest time I could not convince my husband why it was a good idea to use environment friendly house hold cleaners.... until he became a father. Now he's down with the harsh chemicals and buying the more natural products.

Why is it best to use natural products instead of the harsh chemicals? Well first if you have asthma or any other internal condition, it will be pretty for your lungs. Unless you wear a has-mat suit while cleaning, the harsh fumes from the chemicals will make their way into your body.  Where as with naturally made cleaning products are not as harsh to your lungs. And then there's your little one.  Yes, even those the product is eco-friendly, you should keep them out of your little ones reach. As far as cleaning, you won't have to banish your child outside until the smell is gone. I've found that just cracking a window while you work helps out so much. My husband would say the more natural products have more of a smell, which the other products do not have (because there is a fragrance added as well to hid their smell).

Below I have listed the eco-friendly cleaner companies that I have used and feel that they hold up at your basic cleaners.

1.) Method

You do have to put in a little bit more elbow grease while using this product, but it does get the job done. I would recommend their toilet cleaners.

 

 

 

 

 


2.) Seventh Generation

I love their cleaning wipes and laundry detergent because there's not fake fragrance added.

 

 

 

3.) Arm & Hammer

You can't go wrong with the same product your mom probably used when you were young. I use this to clean up pet stain on the carpet.

Sleep Positioners

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By mommy chelsea · June 15, 2010


Sleep positioner allows for maximum breathability and minimum heat buildup, while keeping baby comfortably in position throughout the night. Ventilated frames allow air to flow through cushion, and fabric design features a stars and moon theme in neutral styling to fit with any nursery decor. Size is adjustable, and positioner is washable and dryable. Measures 21" H x 42" L. Ages newborn to 6 months.

So yes, I almost gave in the hype. My son has discovered that he can roll to get around, and now (of course) does it in his sleep. Which means that sometimes he is face down in the crib. Scary right? Even worse, sometimes it takes him awhile to move his head out of the mattress. And sometimes he wakes up crying because it (probably) scares him that he's laying on his stomach and can barely breathe. :( So as a selfish reason (so I could get more sleep) I was really considering buying a sleep positioners, but with all the research that I did I found the product is a waste of money. From every mother that I asked I was told the same thing, "If he can hold his head up during 'tummy-time' then he will be able to reposition his head while he sleeps." Now I just need to remember to keep reminding myself that every night.
I should stress that the sleep positioner is not a complete waste of money (if you have a child under the age of 6 months). I did use a positioner for my son for 4 months. Then after 6 months, I'm assuming that the sleep positioner is not needed (and maybe too big for your baby).

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Baby Sheet Saver

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By mommy chelsea · June 10, 2010


Protect Baby's sheets from messes with this eco-friendly Organic Cotton Sheet Saver made with Nature's purest 100% cotton fiber, grown organically without the use of harmful pesticides and free from bleach or dyes. It features a waterproof and breathable polyester back to protect the mattress, and it's quilted with a soft middle layer of polyester for absorbency. The sheet saver measures 14" x 28", and safety ties at the corners secure it in position. This versatile nursery essential can also be used as a lap pad or changing pad.

 

 

  • Measures 14" x 28"
  • Features a quilted design
  • 100% organic cotton shell with 100% polyester middle and back
  • Includes 1 sheet saver
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

 

 

Cons: Poor Design

Describe Yourself: First Time Parent

On the box this products claims that it will fit most crib sheets. I am not sure what that size is, it definitely did not fit my son's crib. It should be for a bassinet not a crib sheet saver. DO NOT BUY! I'm hoping that I can return mine tomorrow!

(legalese)

 

Skip*Hop Via Messenger Platinum

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By mommy chelsea · May 7, 2010


Skip Hop Via Messenger Diaper Bag - Platinum

  • Includes: Changing Pad
  • Number of Pieces: 1
  • Features: Magnetic Closure, Adjustable Shoulder Strap, Multiple Compartments, Bottle Pocket
  • Material: Polyester
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Damp Cloth
  • Dimensions: Height: 17.0 "; Width: 12.0 "; Depth: 6.0 "
  • Product Weight: 3.0 Lb.

 

Pros: Absorbent, Portable, Easily Cleaned, Convenient, No Leaks

Best Uses: Pacifying, Diaper Changing, Overnight

Describe Yourself: First Time Parent

My husband & I LOVE this band, there are a TON of pockets, so many that I have empty pockets in this bag. I love that it attaches to the stroller. Because it is a pretty big sized diaper bag. I love that there are accessible outside pockets to keep toys for your little one as well. A little expensive but TOTALLY worth it!

(legalese)

 

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